Sep 222017

We wish both Grace Shrestha (Year 14) and Lucy Turkington (Year 12) all the best in their first match tomorrow, on the Ulster U18 Girls rugby squad.

The Ulster U18 Girls squad is made up of the best young players from across the Province, and takes part in an annual competition against the other three Irish Provinces. The 2016 Ulster U18 Girls team won the inaugural U18 Girls’ Inter-Provincial title with 3 wins out of 3.

Grace has also been selected to captain the squad for the upcoming Inter-Provincial matches, which will be played on the following dates.

Sunday 24th September – Ulster v Connacht – Virginia RFC, KO 3:00pm
Saturday 30th September- Leinster v Ulster – North Kildare RFC, KO 1:30pm
Saturday 7th October- Munster v Ulster – Barnhall RFC, KO 3:00pm


 Posted by on September 22, 2017 at 10:32 pm
Sep 122017

Our congratulations to Grace Shrestha (Year 14) and Lucy Turkington (Year 12) who were involved with the Ulster U18 Girls Rugby Development Squad which trained regularly over the summer. Both girls were involved in matches against the Canadian side New Brunswick Select at Dungannon Rugby Club and against Stirling County U18 played at City of Armagh RFC with the Ulster Girls winning both matches. Well done to both girls and we wish them well as they prepare for their Inter Provincial series which commences at the end of September.

 Posted by on September 12, 2017 at 10:30 pm
Aug 292017


Ellie Kelso (Year 11) was selected to represent Ulster in the UK School Games (held at Loughborough University) for the 2nd year in a row. Ellie is set to compete in this event from 31st August to 3rd September. Ellie will compete as part of a ‘4 Team’ of girls selected by Cycling Ulster, which she so excited & proud to be part of.

Ellie’s events will consist of a Team Skills relay, Scratch race, Team Time Trial, Short Sprints event and a Road race, held at Slowston.

We wish Ellie all the best as she trains for this upcoming event and we also wish her every success in her races.


 Posted by on August 29, 2017 at 10:33 pm
Aug 222017

Congratulations to Luke McMullan and Jack Girvan who have both been involved with the Ulster U17 Schools’ Rugby Summer Development Squad, training a number of times each week over the summer months. In July Luke was involved in two matches against the USA U17s and then both boys played against the Ulster U18 Clubs team with Luke scoring a try in this game. Last Friday Jack travelled with the squad to play Munster U18 Schools at Clongowes Wood College in a match which finished 12-12. Well done to both boys.

 Posted by on August 22, 2017 at 11:19 pm
May 292017

Well done to all athletes who competed in the E-District Athletics Championship at the Antrim Forum, earlier this month. The following students achieved a place on the podium and have qualified for the Ulster Athletic Championship.

Mini Boys

Alfie Lewis (Year 8) 3rd in 100m, 3rd in Long Jump
Ben Pike (Year 8) 3rd in High Jump
James McCammon (Year 8) 3rd in Shot Put
Relay 3rd:Cameron Shaw, Scott Boyd, Ben Pike & Alfie Lewis (all Year 8)

Minor Boys

Ethan Carberry (Year 9) 1st in High Jump
Jamie Allen (Year 9) 3rd in Shot Put
Relay 3rd: Michael Tate, Jay Cardwell, James Girvan &  Adam Curran (all Year 9)

Junior Boys

Jordan Redmond (Year 10) 1st in Javelin
Joshua Pinkerton (Year 10) 2nd in 200m
Ben Kelly (Year 10) 2nd in Javelin

Inter Boys

Luke McMullan (Year 12) 3rd in 200m
George Curran (Year 12) 3rd in Long Jump
Relay 3rd: George Curran, Luke McMullan, Jonathan McCammon, Jack Girvan


Minor Girls – (Year 9)

Judith Lavery, 2nd in Shot
Hollie Magowan, 1st in the High Jump

Junior girls – (Year 10)

Sarah Shrestha, finished 3rd in 800m
Ellie Greenaway, finished 3rd in 1500m

Intermediate Girls

Lucy Turkington (Year 11) 2nd in Triple Jump
Zoe Henderson (Year 12) 1st in High Jump and 2nd in 100m

Senior Girls

Lauren Boyd (Year 13) 2nd in Triple Jump

 Posted by on May 29, 2017 at 12:29 am
May 142017

Peter Mylroi Lamont (Year 12) attended the Ulster Age Group and Youth Championships from Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd April at Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex, swimming in four events. Peter is now competing in the strongest age group, of 16 – 17 year olds, and reached the final in both of his key events, 100m and 200m breaststroke.

He put in excellent performances in both, recording excellent personal best times and finishing 8th and 5th respectively. Peter also swam well in both the 200m Individual Medley and 400m Freestyle.

Peter plans to continue training alongside his GCSE studies as he works towards his next competition in July. RSD would like to wish him every success for his upcoming competitions.

May 082017

Abbie Hampton (Yr8)

Congratulations to Abbie Hampton (Yr8) on being selected to play for the Ulster Hockey U13 Regional Talent Academy programme, running in May and June this year.

Abbie will participate in eight sessions at Wallace High School, Lisburn. This is a great opportunity for her as she has been selected from a large number of girls, narrowed down to just twenty-two.

May 082017

Congratulations to Lucy Turkington (Yr 11) who was named in April as one of The Ulster U18 Girls 7s squad.

Lucy was chosen amongst a number of other girls selected from a larger training squad, and will play a series of development blitzes against the three other provinces over the course of the next couple of months.

 Posted by on May 8, 2017 at 12:01 am
May 052017

Congratulations to Ellie Kelso (Yr10) who competed recently in the Kanturk 2 Day National cycling Competition in Cork, held from 29th – 30th April. Unfortunately Ellie got off to a rocky start during Stage One, where she ‘crashed out’ but undeterred, Ellie went on to claim 4th place at Stage Two and even clinch 2nd place at Stage Three.

 Posted by on May 5, 2017 at 11:02 pm
Apr 152017

Andrew Mylroi Lamont (Year 12) has been very successful in being awarded a bursary from the prestigious Mary Peters Trust to support his training for the Waveski World Championships, which will be held in Northern Spain during the summer of 2018.

He was delighted to receive such an honour, and attended an Athlete Academy meeting in Belfast earlier this month, where certificates and awards were distributed to athletes from a wide range of sporting fields.

We wish Andrew every success as he continues to train for the Waveski World Championships.

 Posted by on April 15, 2017 at 11:43 pm